The Indian WhatsApp network is rife with messages about a drug called chloroquine. Apparently, chemists in Delhi are all out of it. Not a strip of chloroquine is available in my hospital’s pharmacy. These messages are often accompanied by a video of US President Donald Trump announcing that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has fast-tracked its approval of chloroquine to treat COVID-19. However, the FDA denied this claim a short time later.